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Household Hazardous Waste

KC Water operates a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and program to help protect area streams and rivers and keep hazardus materials out of landfills. HHW offers a safe method for residents of Kansas City and area participating communities to remove hazardous waste from homes. Accepted items are listed below.

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Professionals at the facility safely accept, process, recycle, make available for reuse, or properly discard hazardous household products. Deliver items at HHW’s weather-protected drive-through portico. For safety, do not leave your vehicle; professional staff will greet you and safely remove items.

Swap Shop
Items collected that are reusable are available to the public at no charge. Reusable products often collected include paint, household cleaners, lawn chemicals, and motor oil, among others. Inventory can vary daily, so call 816-513-8400 to learn if we have what you need.

Environmental Campus
4707 Deramus Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120

Hours of Operation
HHW is open Tuesday-Saturday for services as indicated; holiday closure dates below.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Swap Shop only.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Swap Shop; hazardous waste drop-off for loads over 600 pounds by appointment only. Call 816-513-8400 to schedule.
Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Swap Shop; hazardous waste drop-off for loads less than 600 pounds.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Swap Shop; hazardous waste drop-off for loads less than 600 pounds.

2023 Closure Schedule
January – Tuesday, Jan. 3; Tuesday, Jan. 17
April – Saturday, April 8
May – Saturday , May 27; Tuesday, May 30
July – Saturday , July 1; Tuesday, July 4
September – Saturday, Sept. 2, Tuesday, Sept. 5
November – Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 23-25
December-January – Dec. 17, 2023-Jan. 3, 2024 – A
nnual facility maintenance

Terms and Conditions

  • No charge for residents of Kansas City, Mo., and participating communities (see list below).
  • Customers must provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.
  • Loads in excess of 600 pounds are accepted only on Wednesdays and only by appointment. Call 816-513-8400 to schedule.
  • No appointment necessary for loads weighing less than 600 pounds.
  • KC Water is not permitted to accept hazardous waste from businesses or organizations, including churches, schools, government entities, nonprofit organizations, home-based businesses, and materials used to maintain rental properties.

Accepted Items

  • Automotive fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, etc.)
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs, including compact fluorescent (CFL), U-shaped fluorescent, and halogen
  • Cooking oil
  • Corrosive cleaners
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Mercury: elemental mercury or any items containing mercury
  • Paint
  • Pesticides/insecticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals

Unaccepted Items

  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Containers larger than five gallons
  • Explosives, ammunitions and fireworks
  • Medical waste and needles
  • Prescription drugs (Visit here for a map of pharmaceutical take-back and safe disposal locations.)
  • Propane bottles weighing over one pound, fire extinguishers, butane and Freon
  • Tires (Visit here for a tire recycling option.)
  • Yard waste (Visit here for City of Kansas City, Mo., leaf and brush drop-off locations, information, and rules.)

2023 Mobile Events
HHW annually visits locations throughout the Kansas City area to reduce customer travel and make it convenient to dispose of hazardous waste properly. Proof of residency required (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) All mobile events are from 8 a.m.-noon (except as noted) on the indicated Saturdays. Call 816-513-8400 for further information.

  • April 22 – South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131
  • May 6 – 9 a.m.-noon, West Walnut and South Liberty streets (two blocks south of Independence Square), Independence, MO 64050
  • May 20 – Pink Hill Park, 2715 NW Park Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64015
  • June 3 – Jackson County Public Works, 34900 E. Old Highway 40, Oak Grove, MO 64075
  • June 17 – Harrisonville Street Department Maintenance, 1403 S. Independence St., Harrisonville, MO 64701
  • June 24 – Platte Ridge Park, 17130 Missouri 371, Platte City, MO 64079
  • July 15 – Ruskin High School, 7000 E. 111th St. Kansas City, MO 64134
  • Aug 5 – Happy Rock Park, NE 76th Street and NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119
  • Aug 19 – Smithville High School, 645 S. Commercial Ave., Smithville, MO 64089
  • Sept 9 – Richmond City Hall, 205 Summit St., Richmond, MO 64085
  • Sept 23 – Eagle Glen Intermediate School, 100 S. Foxridge Drive, Raymore, MO 64083
  • Oct 7 – Mack Porter Park, 1001 N. Jefferson St. (Missouri 33), Kearney, MO  64060
  • Nov 4 – Manual Career Technical Center, 1215 E Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64106

2023 Participating Communities
Blue Springs
Excelsior Springs
Garden City
Grain Valley
Kansas City
Lake Lotawana
Lake Tapawingo
Lake Waukomis
Lake Winnebago
Lee’s Summit –> Residents are directed to the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park or to a mobile event listed above.
Loch Lloyd
Lone Jack
North Kansas City
Platte City
Pleasant Valley
Sugar Creek
Weatherby Lake
Wood Heights
Unincorporated communities in Clay County: Mosby, Missouri City, Prathersville, Randolph, Birmingham, Holt, Oakview, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Oaks
Unincorporated communities in Jackson County: Levasy, Sibley, Unity Village
Unincorporated communities in Platte County:  Tracy, Platte Woods, Farely, Northmoor, Houston Lake, Iatan, Ridgely